| Nov 23, 2013
The performing arts scene is revved up for another holiday season.
In addition to the usual flurry of such perennial favorites as Handel's "Messiah" and Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," this year's lineup gains fresh spice from several new-to-Baltimore...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:57 AM
'Tis the season to revisit sentimental stories, and the Laurel Mill Playhouse may be earning its wings in a faithful rendition of "It's A Wonderful Life." The 1946 film, directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, remains one of...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Diva Rule No. 1: Know how to make a big entrance. Diva Rule No. 2: Know how to make a big exit.
Diva Rule No. 3: Do these things as often as humanly possible.
The return earlier this month of ABC's "Once Upon a Time" marked the end of the midseason...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Beverly Hills pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 100th anniversary as a city Tuesday night, an easy feat given the abundant material created by dozens of notable composers and lyricists who have called the gilt-edged community home.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The walls of his rustic chic home, tucked away on a quiet wooded street in Studio City, are graced with framed black-and-white photographs of gorgeous leading men from a bygone era: Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck and Paul Newman, among them. In his...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The parrot wasn't talking.
"I'm teaching her to say, 'I miss Mace,''' said Mace Neufeld, who at 85 reckons the bird, whose name is Margie, will outlast him.
With no words of affection forthcoming, Neufeld, a New Yorker who landed in Beverly Hills back...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Propaganda today has a nasty connotation; it suggests something cheesy, manipulative, in the service of a dishonorable cause.
During World War II, however, cinematic propaganda became an elevated art, practiced with unusual expertise by five great...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"TO THIS day I have serious doubts that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone," Secretary of State John Kerry told Tom Brokaw of NBC News the other day.
Of course, this month marks the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, which has revived interest...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Here's something you may not know about Bill Cosby.
"He orders lunch for everyone," Robert Townsend said when I reached him in Los Angeles by phone. "Usually somebody like a production assistant does that. But he will call the restaurant himself and...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The holiday season, which is mostly to say the Christmas season, has already begun on television; indeed, if you measure the holiday by Hallmark Channel or Lifetime, it has been going on all month. And it's not going to get any less cheery and joyful...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:08 PM
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| Dec 1, 2013
What ever happen to Tiny Tim after Scrooge became benefactor to the Cratchett family that famous Christmas morning? Did he survive that operation? Did he go to Oxford? Or did he end up a busker outside a seedy music hall in East London?